Do you stress about leaving your pet alone in your apartment? It could be for a variety of reasons, right? The reality is, that we miss our furry friends when we have to leave them at home. Some people might even worry about what their pets are up to during their absence. You’re not alone in worrying if your pet is comfortable in your apartment.

A recent study found that 70 percent of U.S. households have a pet. Living with a pet in an apartment comes with an entirely different set of difficulties to ensure that you are providing the best life for your fur baby. Luckily for you, Live Grandscape offers luxury pet-friendly apartments. Here is some guidance on how to make your pet comfortable in a small living space such as an apartment.

5 Ways to Make Your Pet More Comfortable in Your Apartment

Keep a tidy apartment.

By keeping your apartment tidy and clean you are providing a safe and sanitary environment for both you and your pet. Here are a few ways you can keep your apartment clean:

  • Organize your pet’s toys by keeping them in a designated area. Make sure that you are only buying pet-safe toys.
  • Be sure to regularly clean your pet’s area. Make sure linens are washed, the floor is swept/vacuumed, and surfaces stay clean. This is the best way to be sure your pet can’t get into anything hazardous.
  • Always clean accidents immediately and thoroughly. Animals tend to mark their territory, however, leaving their mess on your floor could prove to be a big problem in the future.

Create a Schedule for Your Pet to Follow

Without an adequate and concise schedule, your pet may be prone to more accidents in your home when you’re away. By establishing an everyday schedule, your pet will know when it is time to eat, go potty, and play. Here’s an easy way to make a schedule and teach your dog to follow it:

Let your pet out at the same time each day

If you are crate training or litter training your cat or dog, try and get them to relieve themselves at the same time each day.

Feed your pet at the same time

Make sure your pet is getting breakfast and dinner at a specific time.

Schedule playtime

If you know your animal needs exercise or stimulation, make time in your day-to-day to play with your pet. A cat tree is perfect to keep your kitty entertained. Or, if you are a dog owner, you could treat your dog by going for a walk in the park. At Live Grandscape, we have a 24-hour dog park and spa for you to utilize any time you may need.

Develop a bedtime for your pet

Try to get your pet to bed at the same time each night. This will help let them know they are in a safe and loving environment to rest in.

Train your pet

Seems easy enough, but training your dog or any other animal to behave according to a set of rules your apartment may have can sometimes be a challenge. To make it easier, your pet should:

Be Potty-Trained

No one likes accidents. They’re no fun to clean, and they certainly aren’t fun when you end up needing new carpet in your unit.

Keep Noises to a Minimum

This isn’t always easy.  After all, barking/meowing is one way that pets communicate. Unfortunately, your neighbors probably don’t want to hear it. Teaching your pet when quiet times are or keeping them crate-trained may be a way to avoid any unnecessary noises that might be bothersome to others.

Keep treats up and reserved for good behavior. We all need a little pick me up sometimes. Reinforce good behavior by giving your pet a treat when they do something well.

Make sure you’re in a pet friendly environment

While this sounds like a given, make sure you do your research about an apartment building before you sign a lease with a pet. Most apartment buildings have weight and breed restrictions when it comes to certain animals such as dogs. The last thing you want to do is have to give up your animal because you didn’t properly look into the details of your new living space. Check to make sure:

  • Pets are allowed
  • How many pets are allowed
  • What pet rent is
  • What amenities your apartment can offer your furry friend

    Enjoy Your Life Together

Some people believe pets and apartments aren’t a good mix, however, this isn’t always true.

If you own a pet (or want to) and plan to live in a Colony, TX apartment, find one that is pet-friendly. Then, implement some of Live Grandscape’s apartment living tips to create a pleasant living experience for both you and your pet.

Apartment living with a pet is all about mutual respect. It is possible to respect your neighbors and guests while also honoring your pet’s needs.

Are you ready to call Live Grandscape home for you and your pooch?

Contact us today and let us help you find the perfect apartment to fit your, and your pet’s, needs.

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